Al-Qaeda Got Recipes For Cupcakes From Hudson's Main Street Cupcakes Instead of Bomb Instructions

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A cool story from late last week: British MI6 officers hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and substituted in cupcake recipes for the bomb recipes usually housed there.

The Telegraph (via Crain's Cleveland) reports:


“When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to ‘Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom' by ‘The AQ Chef,' they were greeted with garbled computer code,” according to The Telegraph. “The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for ‘The Best Cupcakes in America' published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.”

Among them: Hudson's own Main Street Cupcakes. Delicious, nutritious, and less-deadly.

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